JD has extensive experience in the field of Admissions, Marketing, Business Development, and Direct Care of individuals with behavioral issues in therapeutic environments. He began his career in the therapeutic industry as a direct care staff member at a boy’s therapeutic boarding school. He quickly realized that his passion for helping adolescents and families in need was strong, and after a 3-year tenure, JD moved on to working with families at outdoor therapeutic programs. He has been an Admissions Counselor and soon after Admissions Director for a nationally recognized outdoor program. He has also been responsible for marketing, referral relations and business development for a large behavioral healthcare company. Prior to joining Pacific Quest, JD was the Admissions Director of an outdoor therapeutic program located in North Carolina.
JD studied Business and Finance at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, Carlyn, and his wonderful daughter, Turner. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, running, fly-fishing, and anything that involves the outdoors. He also attempts to sharpen his culinary skills, and most importantly, loves spending time with his family.